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Mere Christianity

I have wanted to read Mere Christianity by CS Lewis for a long time. This book did not disappoint as I listened to it on audiobook.

The book is written for Christians, not for those who do not believe. This is an important thing to understand as, it will not be understood by those who do not believe.

Mere Christianity consolidates what is common among Christian theology ... which is quite more than many assume on the surface.

Some thoughts that stood out enough to me, for me to capture:

You find out more about a man by his conversation than the house he built.

The Four Cardinal Virtues:

  1. Prudence - taking the trouble to think out what you are doing
  2. Temperance - restraint and moderation in all pleasures
  3. Justice - honesty, truthfulness, and fairness
  4. Fortitude - Two types of courage:
    1. The kind of courage that faces danger
    2. The kind of courage that remains under pain (guts)

In general, humans should engage in moral actions in order to reshape themselves into moral people.

No man knows how bad he is until he tries really hard to be good.

Laziness means more work in the long run.



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